On December 6, Riddle Hospital ushered in a new frontier of minimally invasive surgery when it debuted its new da Vinci X robotic surgery system during an Open House celebration. Riddle Hospital medical staff was on hand to share insights on robotic surgery and discuss the impact of this state-of-the-art technology on the surrounding community. In addition, there was a demonstration of the da Vinci X surgical system’s capabilities as well as interactive display for guests test drive the surgical robot themselves.
The da Vinci XTM robotic surgery system is the first da Vinci X in the Delaware Valley. It provides surgeons with an alternative to both traditional open surgery and conventional laparoscopy. Surgeons at Riddle will use the da Vinci X to perform minimally invasive procedures in multiple specialty areas including colorectal, general, gynecologic, thoracic and urologic surgery.